I want to share a review on the Short Action Precision sling done by my team mate Tyler. Enjoy.
The importance of a quality rifle sling can not be over stated. This is especially true in precision tactical competition. When used properly, slings add significant stability in positions such as standing, kneeling, sitting, prone unsupported, and barricades, just to name a few. The idea in this type of positional shooting is to utilize your skeletal structure for supporting the weight of the rifle and not use your muscles. Slings aid in this greatly. Lots of people who are new to precision tactical see the positional type events as throw aways and focus more on the prone shots. The shooters who are typically up on top, know that the positional stages are the ones that will be the difference between winning and losing.
The attributes I look for in a sling are: quick adjustments, some type of arm cuff, flush cups, and that it does not slip. Up until last month, I had a particular sling that I thought was pretty good and used for 3 years. It fit all of my requirements, except quick adjustment, and I was happy to say the least. Then I found out that Short Action Precision developed a new sling. While I was happy with my sling, I wanted to try out the SAP sling because I am friends with Nathan and Rich of SAP. These guys are both talented shooters, but more importantly, are legitimately great guys. These two are the type of people that you just want to see succeed, and I figured that at the minimum, I would buy one to show them some support. Here is my honest review of the Short Action Precision Sling.
It seems to me that having quick adjustments in a sling, usually affect the slings ability to hold and not slip. I can’t have a sling that slips and I was very skeptical at first because the SAP sling has two quick adjustments. One for the cuff, and the other for the length of the sling. All that is required for the cuff adjustment is to put your arm though the loop and then it has a very simple yet brilliant design that you just pull down on the portion of the sling that is towards the muzzle. It takes 10 seconds to get your arm in the sling and tension it to your liking. Due to the simple design, it does not slip. It is a bit harder to loosen the cuff, but no matter because SAP put a quick disconnect into the cuff so that you can get out in a hurry. The other adjustment is the length, and it utilizes a very robust quick adjust device to make the sling longer or shorter. This thing does not slip at all.